Dr. Didier Henrion (*1971) is a part-time researcher in aa4cc group. His main affiliation is with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), namely LAAS CNRS in Toulouse, France. He received a PhD degree from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1998 and a PhD degree from INSA Toulouse in 1999, both in the area of systems control theory. In 2004, he was awarded the bronze medal, the highest distinction from CNRS for young researchers. His main research topics are numerical algorithms for polynomial matrices and convex optimization over linear matrix inequalities with applications to linear systems and robust control. He has published about 60 papers and/or chapters in international journals or books, and about 100 international conference papers. He has been an Associate Editor of Automatica (from 2002 to 2009), the European Journal of Control (from 2005 to 2008), IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (from 2005 to 2008), the Slovak Journal of Electrical Engineering (since 2004) and the Czech journal Kybernetika (since 2008). From 1999 to 2004, he was an Associate Editor on the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He has chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer-Aided Control System Design (since 2004) and vice-chaired the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Design (from 2003 to 2008), and he has been a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control (since 2003). He was involved in the organization of the 2006 IFAC ROCOND symposium.
He keeps joining the group twice every year for one or two months. Within his part-time affiliation with aa4cc he gives an advanced graduate course on linear matrix inequalities and semidefinite programming with applications in control systems design and analysis. Thanks to Didier's reputation, several foreign visitors are travelling to Prague to attend his course every year.